DOMUS - Newsletter III - December 2020
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Facts & Figures

Project full name: Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach
Acronym: DOMUS
Duration: 42 months
Start date: November 2017
Total budget: 8.96 M€
EC Funding: 8.96 M€
EC Contract number: 769902

DOMUS Dissemination

European Commission

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 769902. 


Word from the coordinator - IDIADA

The DOMUS – Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach – project is a three and a half-year research project funded by the EC within the Horizon 2020 programme.

Since the beginning of March 2020, the DOMUS project has encountered significant challenges in progressing with its technical activities. The restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis affected all the partners in the Consortium in one way or another and caused either to reduce the time that could be allocated to the project or in some cases, cease completely. During the first quarter of 2020, the prototyping tasks should have been in the peak of its activeness. However, due to the closure of several production centers and the longer time needed to coordinate and approve packaging analysis, several components have been delivered to partner FCA (responsible of the integration phase) with significant delay. Also due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, all interactions between partners have been done virtually, including the 6th General Assembly
Nonetheless, the consortium has done a remarkable effort to continue working on DOMUS and complete the hardware components. Also, all the partners involved in Result category 5 and 6 have been in close contact and continuous coordination in order to finalize the E/E architecture of the demo car and develop the control logic.
We are looking forward to start 2021 as it will be the crucial year in which the final demo car will be assembled and tested in terms of energy efficiency, acoustic and comfort. Also, the Assessment framework for the virtual evaluation of the different design cabins will be completed and will provide the final DOMUS results which will be compared to the project objectives.
At a project team level, IDIADA would like to give a warm farewell to the previous team leader of FCA, Antonio Tarzia who retired in October being DOMUS one of his latest endeavors. We thank his dedication and contribution to the project and wish him the best of luck for the future. We also would like to officially welcome two important new team members in DOMUS: Attilio Cavalieri for FCA and Ekrem Kececi for Faurecia Germany, the new partner in the Consortium leading the development of Active seats in Result category 4.

– Ines Munoz Sanchez (IDIADA) 

Results for the DOMUS project - 3 years in the project

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DOMUS abstract and poster - TRA2020

The TRA2020 physical conference, the 8th Transport Research Arena, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, DOMUS could not present its poster. Nevertheless, an abstract has been published by the TRA2020 to inform readers about our project.



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